National Geographic : 1948 May
y 8uliheh an S nli(ate In Gay Racing Harness, an Entrant in Madoera's Bull Derby Gets a Last-minute Grooming Big sporting event of the year on this island, off Java's northeast coast, is the September bull derby at Bangkalan. Teams of animals, aristocrats of the island's herds, sprint before howling holiday throngs. Breeders adorn their bovine speedsters with fancy headdress, bells, ribbons, and tiny mirrors. Horns are painted or encased in knit wool. Umbrellas shade the bulls as they await post time.